On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax. Asked about this “delay” in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay. He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because “people are not educated about how to use the internet.”
“There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid insisted. “We had hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and didn’t get through.”
“There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the internet,” Reid continued. “And these people need a little extra time.”
He added that many people, like a 63-year-old woman who was recently profiled on public radio, are “not educated” on how to interact with online tools.
Watch the clip below via C-SPAN:
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